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Grass Sandals: The Travels of Basho

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Publisher Comments:

A simple retelling of the travels of 17th century Japanese poet, Basho, across his island homeland. The book includes examples of the haiku verses he composed.

About the Author

Dawnine Spivak is living and writing in Vermont.  She lives in rented farmhouses where old maples line the dirt road, near violet mountains where cold and poverty protect the beauty of the land.  She has taught the Japanese novel and poetry at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  Presently Dawnine teaches literature at Sterling College and was a recent member of the Vermont Anti-Hunger Corps. Demi is the award-winning creator of numerous books for children, including The Empty Pot, Buddha, The Dalai Lama, The Legend of Saint Nicholas, Gandhi, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, and Muhammad, which was named a Kirkus Editors' Choice selection, a Booklist Editors' Choice selection, one of the Booklist Top Ten Religion Books for Youth, and a Book Links "Lasting Connections" selection, and was cited in a Publishers Weekly starred review as a "timely, exceptionally handsome biography [that] serves as an excellent introduction to Islam." Demi lives in Carnation, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689807763
Subtitle:
The Travels of Basho
Demi,:
Demi
Illustrator:
Demi
Author:
Demi
Author:
Spivak, Dawnine
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Literary
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biographical - Other
Subject:
Haiku
Subject:
Basho, matsuo, 1644-1694
Subject:
Poets, Japanese
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Other
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Japan Description and travel.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
v. 8
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 15.96 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
6-9

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